Cadiz History and Heritage, with Culinary Stops

Founded by the Phoenicians, built up by the Romans, transformed by the Moors, and filled with gold by the conquistadors, Cadiz has seen 3000 years of art, war and exploration.

This private tour with an expert local guide walks and talks you from ruins to riches – taking in ancient artefacts at the Museum of Cadiz and lavish merchants’ mansions bought with profits from the Spanish treasure fleets.

Over lunch at market stalls, tapas bars and little taverns, you’ll even learn how the city’s trading history feeds into its food culture. The Phoenicians sailed in with the region’s first wine grapes and olive trees, while Christopher Columbus sailed out with Andalusian sherries strong enough to survive the journey to the New World.

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What to Expect

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Learn the fascinating history from your expert guide of what is considered the most ancient city still standing in Western Europe!

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See remnants of the city’s Phoenician past dating back to the 1100s.

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Discover Cadiz through tastings of its local produce, wine, and tapas.

Details & Booking

Available: Everyday
Meeting Place: To be planned with you
Meeting Times: Suggested time 10:30 am
Duration: 5 hours (however a 3 hour format is available)

  • This tour takes you through cobblestone streets, with some gentle inclines.
  • Comfortable shoes recommended.
  • This tour does have light bites along the way but it is best to have a bigger breakfast before the tour begins. 

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